TED Radio Hour

TEDxNIU Conference 'Pushes Limits'

Apr 20, 2017

The popularity of TED-branded video lectures has skyrocketed in recent years. The Northern Illinois University chapter, known as TEDxNIU, will hold its own event this Saturday, featuring a variety of speeches. "Pushing Limits"’ will be this year’s theme.

NIU student Madeline Alger is co-director of the TEDx chapter. She explains that TED is a global nonprofit organization whose goal is to spread ideas across the world.

Long-time NPR journalist Guy Raz is best known as host of the TED Radio Hour.  His latest project is a podcast examining the people behind famous companies and brands. 

Raz says the idea for How I Built This came from digging into what he considers a renaissance of American creativity.